Detroit Lakes • Volume 2 • Issue 2 • June 2011
SCENE Hawgs 4 Dawgs
Riding for a Cause
Live Music TUESDAYS
IN THE PARK
All’s Well with
TRADITION White Earth Pow Wow
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4. Lady slippers Dennis Winskowski, publisher Pippi Mayfield, magazine editor Viola Anderson, circulation manager Mary Brenk, advertising manager 511 Washington Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218.847.3151 www.dl-online.com
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Find out the history behind becoming the state flower.
6. Calendar of events
Find out where and when all the area upcoming events are happening.
8. Audubon Days
It’s another year of food, fun and friends.
10. Discovery Dives
Become certified and go searching for treasure.
12. Tuesdays in the Park 20. White Earth Every Tuesday this summer enjoy live music at the band shell.
14. Shakespeare in the Park
‘All’s Well that Ends Well’ comes to life this summer.
16. Hawgs 4 Dawgs
Hop on the motorcycle for a good cause.
18. Turtle Fest
Perham hosts more than a week of events at this year’s annual celebration.
For 142 years this tradition has been welcoming the community to watch. This year is no different.
24. Farmers market
This month, the Lakes Area Farmers Market finds a new home.
22. Beach Party Bash
Butterflies is this month’s feature at the refuge.
23. Classic car meet
The symphony orchestra is coming to town. As is baseball and other activities.
The Boys and Girls Club is hosting a new event — on the beach, of course. Come see the shiny classics and their proud owners.
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History behind the lady slipper
How the delicate flower became Minnesota’s designated state flower
ost people have seen a Pink and White Lady’s Slipper and know it’s the state flower. But does anyone know how, when and why it got that distinction? In a Feb. 4, 1893 resolution that appears in the Senate Journal, a resolution was made to designate the lady slipper or moccasin, or Cypripedium calceolus, as the state flower. Problem was, it didn’t actually grow in Minnesota. A Feb. 2, 1902, issue of the Minneapolis Triune had the headline “State flower called fake.” According to www.ladyslipperscenicbyway.org, the tale goes that after the ladies of Saint Anthony Study Circle of Minneapolis made it public to the Minneapolis Tribune that the flowers didn’t even grow in Minnesota, “the legislature, embarrassed by the publicity, moved quickly to correct the situation.” So, on Feb. 19, 1902, again appearing in the Senate Journal, the resolution was corrected by replacing “Cypripedium calceolus” with “Cypripedium reginae,” solving the problem. On April 25, 1925, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law saying that no one was allowed to pick the lady slipper, protecting the rare flower by law. One of the state’s rarest wildflowers, lady slippers can be seen in ditches along the road, mainly in swampy areas. The plant can take from four to 16 years to produce its first flower, and it can live for many years, some re4 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
ports of 50-100 years. Now is the time to see them in full bloom. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website, the state has been regulating the collection and commercial sale of lady slippers. The pink and white flower (or “showy”) is just one of 43 orchid species found in Minnesota. “In its first year, this orchid grows only as tall as a pencil point,” the site says. “Each year, the lady’s slipper may produce a half-million seeds, which are as fine as flour dust. This flower has a long life span; some may be 100 years old.” Unfortunately, it’s because of illegal picking, wetland damage and roadside spraying the flower is considered rare. Because of its popularity, there are many things within the state named for the delicate flower. In 1990, Gov. Rudy Perpich declared 81 miles of Highway 11 a Minnesota Wildflower Route because of the hundreds and thousands lady slippers growing alongside the roadway. Also, the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway is 28 miles long, following County Road 39 between Blackduck and Highway 2 east of Cass Lake. While there isn’t a designation in Becker County, the ditches along Highway 34 between Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids are filled with them. Not that they can’t be spotted here and there in many other areas though, too. DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
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Calendar June 2 • Classic Car Display, 6 p.m. in Detroit Lakes • Author/Photographer Doug Ohman, 7 p.m., discusses “Libraries in Minnesota” in the DL Library. Contact: Becker County Historical Society, 218.847.2938 June 2-30 • Wildlife Excursions, every Thursday at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www. fws.gov/midwest/tamarac June 3-4 • 11th Annual Street Faire at the Lakes in Downtown Detroit Lakes Contact: Chamber of Commerce, 218.847.9202 June 4 • Muskie Fishing Opener • MN State Fire Dept. Convention and Parade in Detroit Lakes • City Wide Rummage Sale & Crazy Daze in Frazee Contact: Frazee Forum 218.334.3566 June 4-26 • Discovery Dives, every Saturday and Sunday Contact: 218.847.4868, www. tri-statediving.com
• Hawley Rodeo Contact: Janet at 701.674.3214, www.npra.com/pages/scheduleinfo/Hawley June 10-12 • White Earth Pow Wow Contact: Gary at 218.983.3285x1206 June 11 • Tamarac Refuge History Tour Contact: 218.847.2641, www. tws.gov/midwest/tamarac June 16 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com June 17 • Father’s Day Weekend Beer Tasting & Shrimp Boil at The Lodge on Lake Detroit. Reservations required Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com • Patsy Cline Show in the Historic Holmes Theatre Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469, www.dlccc.org
June 5-26 • Caribbean Deck Party, every Sunday 2-6 p.m. at The Bridge Marina Contact: 218.847.1949
• Beach Party Bash, Boys/ Girls Club fundraiser at the DL Pavilion Contact: Boys and Girls Club, 218.847.5700
June 5-30 • Shady Hollow Flea Market, every Sunday, located on Highway 59 South
June 18 • Auction for “Compassion House” at 10 a.m. at The Refuge. Proceeds of the auction will go for the new homeless shelter Contact: The Refuge, 218.847.1982
June 7-28 • Lakes Area Farmers Market, every Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the DL City Park • Tuesdays in the Park, 7 p.m. at the DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469 June 9 • Art for the Ages, 1:30-6 p.m. in Emmanuel Community Contact: 218.847.4486
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June 10-11 • AACA Central National Spring Meet with 150 antique autos in Detroit Lakes Contact: Orlo Gilbert, 218.847.1415
June 18-19 • Quake the Lake powerboat races on Detroit Lake Contact: Ross, 701.739.1947 June 18-25 • Turtle Fest in Perham Contact: Perham Chamber, 1.800.634.6112, www.perham. com
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June 23 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847-8439, www.The LodgeOnLakeDetroit.com • TeacHaiti Annual Meeting & Fundraiser 6-7:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Community, Forest Conference Center Contact: Vicki Marthaler, 218.849.5683, info@teachaiti. org, www.teachaiti.org June 24 • Veteran’s Invitational Golf Classic, 8:30 a.m. at Forest Hills Golf & RV Resort Contact: Harland Thompson 218.850.4883 June 24-26 • All’s Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare in the Park in DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, www.dlccc.org June 25 • Tractor and Pick-Up Pull, 5 p.m. at the Becker County Fairgrounds Contact: Gene Brend, 218.847.6882, www.rrvpa.com • Hawgs 4 Dawgs Motorcycle Run, 10:30 a.m., benefit for Humane Society of the Lakes, with registration at Zorbaz Contact: 218.234.9327 or 218.849.3647, www.hsofthelakes.org June 30 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.The LodgeOnLakeDetroit.com June 30-July 3 • All’s Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare in the Park in DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, www.dlccc.org July 2-4 • Shady Hollow Flea Market • High Plains Festival at the Soo Pass Ranch Website: http://www.highplainsfest.com July 2-31 • Discovery Dives, every Saturday and Sunday Contact: 218.847.4868, www. tri-statediving.com July 3-31 • Shady Hollow Flea Market, every Sunday DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
• Caribbean Deck Party, every Sunday 2-6 p.m. at The Bridge Marina Contact: 218.847.1949 • Tuesdays in the Park, 7 p.m. (except July 12) in the DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469 • Nature Movies, every Sunday in the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge Theater Contact: 218.847.2641, www. fws.gov/midwest/tamarac July 4 • Firework Display at the DL city beach at dusk Contact: Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce July 5-26 • Lakes Area Farmers Market, every Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in DL City Park July 6 • Classic Car Display, 6 p.m. in Detroit Lakes July 7 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. in The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com July 7-28 • Wildlife Excursions, every Sunday at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www. fws.gov/midwest/tamarac July 8-17 • 76th Annual Northwest Water Carnival Contact: Aaron Lauinger, 218.234.9905, www.dlwatercarnival.com July 9-10 • Phelps Mill Art Festival Contact: Teresa Brause, 218.739.5377 July 14 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com July 15 • Party in the Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Contact: Oak Crossing, 218.847.5611 July 16 • Water Carnival Antique Car Show in the DL City Park Contact: Orlo Gilbert, 218.847.1415
• Wildlife Watching Tour at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www. fws.gov/midwest/tamarac July 17 • Parade of the Northwest down Washington Avenue, DL Contact: Aaron Lauinger, 218.234.9905, dlwatercarnival. com July 21 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847-8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com July 21-24 • East Otter Tail County Fair at the Perham Fairgrounds Contact: Diane, 218.346.2054. July 27-30 • Becker County Fair Contact: Bob Sonnenberg July 28 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847-8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com July 29-31 • 57th Annual Frazee Turkey Days Contact: Dave Jopp, 218.334.4009, turkeydays@ hotmail.com July 30 • Shady Hollow Flea Market Contact: Ardis Hanson, 218.847.9488 July 31 • Arts & Crafts in the Park in DL City Park Contact: Chamber of Commerce, 218.847.9202, www. visitdetroitlakes.com August 2 • Crazy Day, downtown Detroit Lakes August 2-30 • Lakes Area Farmers Market, every Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in DL City Park • Tuesdays in the Park, 7 p.m. in the DL City Park Bandshell Contact: Holmes Theatre, 218.844.7469 August 3 • Classic Car Display, 6 p.m. in Detroit Lakes August 4-6 • WE Fest at Soo Pass Ranch Contact: FACE Inc.
218.847.1681, www.wefest.com August 4-25 • Wildlife Excursions, every Thursday at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www. fws.gov/midwest/tamarac August 6-27 • Discovery Dives, every Saturday and Sunday Contact: 218.847.4868, www. tri-statediving.com August 7-28 • Shady Hollow Flea Market, every Sunday • Caribbean Deck Party, every Sunday 2-6 p.m. at The Bridge Marina Contact: 218.847.1949 August 7-28 • Nature Movies, every Sunday at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Theater Contact: 218.847.2641, www. fws.gov/midwest/tamarac August 8-14 • Pine to Palm Golf Tournament at the Detroit Country Club Contact: Detroit Country Club, 218-847-8942 August 11 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.The LodgeOnLakeDetroit.com August 12 • Twilight Hike at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Contact: 218.847.2641, www. fws.gov/midwest/tamarac August 12-14 • Looney Daze in Vergas Contact: Melissa Bunkowski, 218.234.1175, www.govergas. com August 12-14 • Pine Point Pow Wow Contact: Mike Swan, 218.573.2154 August 18 • Live at the Lodge Summer Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at The Lodge on Lake Detroit Contact: 847.8439, www.TheLodgeOnLakeDetroit.com August 20 • Young Life Triathlon at DL City Park Contact: LuAnn Milner, 218.532.2662, www.zapevent. com
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Come out for brats, a parade, classic car show and yummy sweets
n June 11, Audubon will be bubbling over with activity. Anyone in the mood for brats, a parade, ice cream, classic cars or a hayride is encouraged to join in the fun, too. The day will be packed with things to eat, se and do including First Lutheran Church’s Sweet Shoppe bake sale, Crazy Day at Audubon Meats, and Auroch’s vet shop will be sponsoring a pet parade. There will also be free hayrides, music and chainsaw carving demonstrations. There will be a classic car show, with trophies awarded. Sign up at the Audubon Liquor Store to participate. Audubon Meats will have brats and pop for $1.25. There will be other meat specials as well. The Audubon First Lutheran Church’s Sweet Shoppe will include slices of pie, ice cream, penny candy, beverages and baked goods from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. And for the kids, the Pet Parade will have judging in several categories including Best Costume: you and your pet dress up; Best Trick: is your pet the smartest; Most Unusual: do you have a pet no one else has; Plush Pals: stuffed animal with the best story; Largest Pet: just what it says, judged by overall size. Be as creative as possible. Use wagons, bikes, balloons, pictures, streamers and much more. Also, be sure that you bring water for your pets to drink and leashes or cages to keep them controlled. A parent or guardian 8 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
must be present. Entry and judging will be on the west side of the Lake Park-Audubon Elementary School in the Country Wood Products parking lot. All entrants will receive a treat for their participation. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd for all categories. All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive more prizes. Entry is from 9 to 11 a.m. Judging will begin at 11. All participants will receive their ribbons prior to the parade, which starts at noon. Fore more information on the pet parade, call Amy Stone-Gibbons at 218-849-6720.
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Quake the Lake
It’s a location change, and sponsorship addition, for the lake event
n June 18 and 19, Detroit Lakes will host its 5th annual Quake the Lake boat races. “We’re doing a little bit of a new twist this year,” said Ross Rolvoshem, the race director and program coordinator for Quake the Lake. “We used to have it on a public beach near Zorbaz, but we moved the location to get a new sponsor: the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn.” The new location for Quake the Lake will be the beach on Big Detroit Lake. In spite of a slight change from previous events, Quake the Lake is promising to return with another round of high-octane, world-class boat racing. “We’re expecting an unusually good turnout this year,” Rolvoshem said. “Being that we’re racing a couple weeks later than we usually did, we’re thinking that the warm weather will give us some ideal conditions which will encourage people to come out.” This year’s Quake the Lake will feature “at least” five or six different classes of boats and professional drivers from several states. “We’ll have some national championship drivers,” Rolvoshem said. “It’s a good class of racers that show up for it.” A wide variety of racing boats will feature at Quake the Lake, including boats which have raced in previous years as well as some which will be making their debut at the event. These include: GT Pro, Formula, VP Boats, Sports C, SSP 60, and 120 Formula 1 Racers. Those who are not conversant in boat types can be DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
assured that this is a stellar lineup. Best of all, the event is free to the public, although participants must pay a $100 fee per race. “With tight economic times, people are looking for a world-class event that’s free,” Rolvoshem said. “It brings a lot of people into Detroit Lakes.” Sponsors for the 5th Annual Quake the Lake are: Washington Square Mall, Holiday Inn of Detroit Lakes, J & K Marine, the Detroit Lakes Tourism Bureau, Great Plains Claims Incorporated and Fruitful Design. For more information, contact Rolvoshem at 701-7391947. — Nathan Kitzmann
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Tri-State Diving takes scuba-diving explorers below to find ‘treasures’
uried treasure is all around us in Detroit Lakes, but only a few are willing to dig for it. That’s because the trinkets and valuables are buried not in the earth, but under water. “People would be so surprised at the things they can find in the lakes around here,” said Gary Thompson, otherwise known as “Seal,” a nickname he earned because of the amount of time he’s spent in the water. That’s about 3,500 recreational and commercial dives over his 44-year diving career. Thompson is the owner of Discovery Dives in Detroit Lakes. He started out his operation 24 years ago in DL as a store called Tri-State Diving, which sells and rents diving equipment. “People were always coming in telling me they didn’t have a dive buddy or didn’t know the good places to dive around here, so I decided to start adding these trips where we take people out and help them just enjoy a day diving,” said Thompson. Thompson’s Discovery Dives has been taking certified divers around area lakes for 20 years. Now, “Seal” is again getting his crew (which consists of five other divers) geared up for another summer full of underwater adventure with weekend trips starting the first weekend in June and going until Labor Day. Although Tri-State Diving and Discovery Dives operates from Carmen Lake, (located near Little Floyd Lake), the weekend excursions happen all over the area. “We’ll take about eight to 10 people out on the boat for two tank dives,” said Thompson, “We’ll take a dive in the morning, then take a break and eat something, and then another dive after a while — it ends up being about three quarters of a day.” 10 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
Thompson says divers can expect to “discover” an array of things in area lakes, including very old, valuable tools, fishing gear, boats, anchors, old soda and beer bottles, and even 30,000-year-old bison bones. “I have a collection of about 100 bottles,” Thompson says, “One of them is an 1897 whiskey bottle, and another one says ‘Diamond Bottling Works, Detroit, Minnesota’ — from back when the town was just ‘Detroit.’” Although Thompson and his fellow divers are fortunate enough to discover these historical artifacts, he encourages divers to leave them in the water for others to one day find. In addition to old (and sometimes valuable) treasures, Thompson says the freshwater fish are fantastic to see … all 300 different species of them. “Walleye, northern, croppies, sunfish, you’ll see everything down there. I had a guy come down from Canada who had been diving all over the world and he said he’d never seen so many fish in his whole life than what we had here,” said Thompson. Thompson says the 412 lakes that lie within a 20-mile radius of Detroit Lakes are some of the best fresh water diving in the world. “We have fantastic visibility in these lakes; in most places throughout the U.S. divers will get an average of about four feet of visibility. If we get 10 feet here, it’s bad.” In fact, Thompson says depending on the lake and the time of year, divers can see 25 to 30 feet in the area’s glacier-formed lakes. Discovery Dives only takes certified divers along on these weekend trips, but does offer training for newbies wanting to climb aboard. To find out more on these underwater adventures, call Tri-State Diving at 218-847-4868, 1-888-SCUBA DO, or log on to www.tri-statediving.com. — Paula Quam DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPER1
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Tuesdays in the Park
Detroit Lakes City Park will be filled with music each Tuesday
aving an otherwise depressing day of the week, Tuesdays in the Park offers free music every Tuesday evening from June 14 to Aug. 30. “It’s kind of a festive deal,” said Amy Stearns, who organizes the event. Concert-goers are allowed, and in fact encouraged, to bring their picnic baskets and blankets, and turn an ordinary concert into an outdoor family event. “The artists know this isn’t a ‘sit-down’ concert,” Stearns said. “You can bring your lawn chairs and blankets, come and go (as necessary). “We encourage a picnic atmosphere.” The informal environs not mean a lack of talent, as the best musicians in the region enjoy playing the band shell on Tuesday evenings. “The musicians are all great,” Stearns said. “It fills the park with some great music. It’s just wonderful.” Tuesdays in the Park runs from 6 to 7 p.m. during the summer. The June schedule of featured musicians for Tuesdays in the Park is as follows: June 14, Park Rapids Community Concert Band; June 21, Lakes Area Community Concert Band; and June 28, Doc and the Scrubs. Another exciting event this summer will take 12 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
place on June 7, when the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra will perform “Four Seasons at the Lakes.” This concert features an eclectic mix of Vivaldi’s legendary “Four Seasons” and a variety of other music. “They’ll be playing some lighter, summer-time classical music,” Stearns said. “They always do a nice job. Tickets for this event are $12 each, or $4 for students. For more information on Tuesdays in the Park or “Four Seasons at the Lakes,” call the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center at (218)-847-4221. —
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Shakespeare in the Park
This year’s production, ‘All’s Well that Ends Well,’ is sure for a laugh
his summer, Shakespeare in the Park will celebrate its third year of free outdoor performances, with its rendition of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” This play will continue the outfit’s tradition of performing Shakespeare’s legendary comedies. “You have a poor girl that falls in love with a rich boy,” said Nikki Caulfield, the volunteer director of Shakespeare in the Park, describing the plot. “The rich boy’s not interested in her. She gets the queen’s permission to marry him, so he runs away, and she follows him. “And follows him,” Caulfield added. “And follows him.” The somewhat off-putting nature of this romance is not lost on Caulfield, who noted that “there are some very awkward situations. “I’m interested to see how the cast handles it.” This year’s cast will include a mix of veterans and newcomers to Shakespeare in the Park performances. “We don’t always get a huge turnout of actors,” Caulfield said, with a common reason many avoid acting in Shakespeare plays being that his writing is “stodgy” or “old-fashioned.” However, as this play makes very clear, that is far from the case. As Shakespeare fans know all too well, the Bard was a master of double-entendres and other underhanded jokes of the sort. “Sometimes its pretty fun to see that ‘Aha!’ moment,” Caulfield said, referring to the moment when actors realize that a line they had been practicing takes on a 14 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
whole new — oftentimes dirty — meaning.” “They’ll be like ‘Oh my God, am I actually saying that?’” However, even Puritans can find something to enjoy and ponder in Shakespeare’s timeless themes and the sheer beauty of his prose, which can be seen even in the comedies. “Bring a lawn chair and a sense of humor,” Caulfield said, “and have a good time.” “All’s Well that Ends Well” will run June 24-26, and July 1-3, weather permitting. Regular performances will start at 7 p.m., and Sunday performances will begin at 2 p.m. Every show is free and open to the public. — Nathan
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Hawgs 4 Dawgs
Motorcycles on the run for Humane Society of Lakes
aving fun and being charitable are normally considered to be separate activities. But as Hawgs 4 Dawgs — celebrating its foourth year this June 25 — shows, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Hawgs 4 Dogs is an annual motorcycle rally, which is held to benefit the Detroit Lakes’ Humane Society of the Lakes. “All of the money that we raise goes directly to the shelter,” said Diane Hughes, who is in charge of the event. “It benefits the animals out there that are waiting for adoption.” It also happens to be a great time. “When you get 50 to 100 motorcycles going down the road, its really a fun sight,” Hughes said. Participants register from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Zorbaz on the Saturday of the event, and then spend the afternoon driving on a 110-mile circuit through Minnesota and North Dakota. The ride is only half of the event, though. “We’ll make a stop at an establishment,” Hughes said. “Last year we stopped at Ice Cracking.” “We stay there for 25 minutes or something like that, get off our bikes, and go to the next stop.” This year’s stops are still tentative, because the route has not been confirmed yet. In addition to the experience itself, participants have a chance to win multiple prizes, including overnight stays at hotels and casinos in the region. “We have a couple of items coming from 7 Clans Casino,” Hughes said. “I’m anticipating something from Shooting Star as well. It sounds like we’re going to get show tickets. “We have some great prizes,” she added. Although Hawgs 4 Dawgs waffles in numbers from year to year, the event maintains a loyal core base that participates every time it is held. “We’ve had a loyal following throughout the years,” Hughes said. “There are some who go every year.” The cost to participate in Hawgs 4 Dawgs is $15 per rider, or $35 per couple. For more information, contact Hughes at (218)847-0885. — Nathan Kitzmann
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Perham’s Turtle Fest
Double the amount of events added this year
fter 26 years of any event, it’s hard not to have the same activities every year. But this year, in its 27th year, Turtle Fest organizers are doubling the size of the affair from 16 events to 32. “There are a lot of kid’s things we included. We’ve tried to make this a family event and tried to include not only something for the kids but for the adults, too,” organizer Gary Bergum said. Taking place June 18-26, Turtle Fest opens Saturday with road races, a chili cook-off, the Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby and more. The medallion hunt begins Monday, along with Chuck a Duck. The medallion hunt will continue throughout the week until someone finds where it is hiding. Thursday brings a dog show expo, and vendors with arts and crafts will be set up Friday. Geared for the younger kids, there will be Penny and Pals on Friday, and Imaginick — a magician show — on Saturday. Friday night kicks off the major events as well, including the grand parade, a free street dance — which will highlight the Yellowjacket Garage Band, opening for Power Play. “Everything is going to be free,” Bergum said. “They can get into the dance and listen and enjoy and have a good evening.” As for the parade, “we’re going to have approximately 100 entries in the parade this year, which is a few more than we’ve had in the past. I was impressed with the way they did it last year, so it will hopefully be a nice way of kicking off,” he said. Saturday has a day full of events including a pancake breakfast, road race, sand volleyball, Average Joe Triathlon and a motorcycle ride for Project New Hope. “We’re hoping we can get a large number of cyclists in. It’s going to be a 100mile ride,” he said. That afternoon there will be face painting, dunk tanks, water wars, laser tag, mechanical bull rides, inflatables, all games kids can enjoy. The demolition derby is Saturday afternoon. “The demo derby is one of those things that has been going for probably 25 years. I can’t verify that, but I think it’s been about that long.” A Props over Perham fun fly is also on Saturday, located along Highway 10 across from the DL Cycle facility before exiting into Perham. New that night will be Perham Idol, with, you guessed it, a singing competition. “We’re going to try and get individuals involved and see who has the best voice.” A deejay light show will be the closing event that night. Breakfast and a golf tournament kicks off Sunday, and the nationally recognized Miss Turtle Tootsie Pageant will close the evening. For a full list of times and events, visit the Lions website at www.perhamlions.com. “We’ve got a lot of activities. We’d like to jam it up even more next year,” Bergum said. “I think we’ve got a pretty good show.” Which leads to one more change this year — the Perham Lions Club has taken over the duty of running Turtle Fest, this year themed “We be Jammin.’” “Our Lions organization has taken this over and is basically trying to revive it and bring it back to what it was when it first started,” Bergum said, admitting this is his first year organizing this event, but he also has experience organizing larger scaled events. “It’s fun. We’ve been working on it since last October, so it’s been a rather lengthy process, putting each piece together.” — Pippi Mayfield
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White Earth Pow Wow
Everyone is welcome to come experience this traditional celebration
n June 10-12, White Earth will host its annual pow wow. This event — which is in its 143rd year — will take place at the Pow Wow grounds. The pow wow, according to Dennis Hisgun — who coordinates the event — is “a time when people give their songs and their dances. “It’s a celebration,” he added. An essential component to the significance of the White Earth Pow Wow is the fact that it is open to the general public, and is not exclusive to people of White Earth or even the Native American community in general. “It’s an open event for all people that live in the area,” said Hisgun. “We invite people, we invite the surrounding community,” Hisgun added. “That’s important. We want to make it clear that everyone is welcome to come to the pow wow.” The pow wow is an impressive event, with approximately 700 dancers and 25 drum groups performing, from all corners of America. Additionally, there will be dozens of vendors selling food, Native American arts and crafts and other items. According to Hisgun, Saturday is the ideal time for 20 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
newcomers to visit the pow wow, because of the sheer amount of activity scheduled for that day. At 9 a.m., the White Earth Community center is sponsoring a free five-mile walk through White Earth. “Everyone is invited to attend,” Hisgun said. For more information on the 5K run/walk, contact Shane Plumer at 218-573-4112. Later on Saturday, there will be a free “big feast,” which, according to Hisgun, feeds around 2,500 people every year. Masters of Ceremonies include Micky Hodges, Danny Seaboy and Murphy Thomas, and Spiritual Advisor is Mike Swan. Host drum is Standing Bull, and co-host drums are Eagle Spirit, White Earth Boyz, Lil Redtail, Smokey Hill and Eagles Nest. Flag raising is at 10 a.m. in Saturday and Sunday, and grand entries are at 7 p.m. in Friday, and at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a Jr. and Sr. Princess and Brave contest. As a whole, the Pow Wow promises to be a culturally and spiritually fulfilling event for people of every background. For more information, contact Hisgun at 218-2611209. — Nathan Kitzmann
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irls, grab your poodle skirt; guys, grease your hair back; it’s time for a flash back to the ’50s and ’60s. Ending the Big Bash event in the winter, the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes is starting a new celebration: Beach Party Bash. Slated for June 17, the event will feature music, dancing, beverages, food and classic cars. The family-friendly event includes music by Vincent and the Van Goes and Bob and the Beachcombers. “They’re a party band, and they get the crowd involved,” Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes Executive Director Pat Petermann said of Bob and the Beachcombers. “We want to bring back the ’50s and ’60s,” he added. There will be beverages by Bleachers and food by Lon Eikern’s Camouflage Melon. The Camouflage Melon will offer hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork and French fries. Tickets to the event are $18 in advance or $23 at the door. Tickets get you in to hear the music, and food and beverages are extra. Tickets can be purchased at the club, at the Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store and More, from board members and from Central Market. Sponsoring the event are Nereson Automotive and Bremer Bank. Before the music though, the evening will kick off with social hour and music by ShowTyme DJ at 6, followed by a live auction at 7, Vincent and the Van Goes at 8, and Bob and the Beachcombers at 9:30. There will also be a wish list for the Boys and Girls Club for people to donate to throughout the night. “It’s for all those who want to come and have a great time,” Petermann said, “and dance up a storm.” With the pervious Big Bash event and the Polar Plunge being so close together, this year the club decided to change it up a bit. “We just wanted to try something new and different,” Petermann said of the Beach Party Bash event. — Pippi Mayfield
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Antique Automobile Meet
From the turn of the century to merely 25 years ago, these are classics
ttracting antique car enthusiasts and curious bystanders alike, the Spring Central Division AACA (Antique Automobile Association of America) Meet is returning to Detroit Lakes on Saturday, June 11. “With a lot of these cars, the only time you’ll get a chance to see them would be at an event like this,” said Orlo Gilbert, the chairman of the meet. “We have some really high-dollar classics that are coming.” In fact, the cars at this year’s show— held at the Detroit Lakes High School practice football field — range from early classics like Packards to newer models from as late as 1986, the threshold at which a car fits the 25-year-old “antique” criteria. “We’ve got several 1910s, brass era cars,” Gilbert said. “We have two or three high-wheelers that are basically motorized buggies from the early 1900s.” The Meet attracts car enthusiasts from across the country: California, New York, Florida, North Carolina — to name a few — and of course, the Midwest. Gilbert will personally premier a car at this year’s event that has been in his family since it was bought new in 1914. DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
“It was put out to pasture and thrown away,” Gilbert said, describing how he came about renovating the vehicle. “I rescued what was left of it and made a car, and just finished it this year. “It’s back to exactly where it was when it came out of the factory,” Gilbert added. Although one must be a member of the AACA to show a car at this event, the public is invited to attend at no cost. The official showing is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. However, Gilbert noted, people may have a better chance of seeing the cars up close — and maybe even watching them run — on Friday the 10th. “That’s when they take them out of the trailers to do the final cleaning for the show,” Gilbert said. Although watching collectors prep their cars before the show may seem invasive, Gilbert assures the public that the attention is quite welcome. “That’s just good publicity for the hobby,” he said. For more information, call Gilbert at 218-847-1415, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. — Nathan
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Lakes Area Farmers Market
At start of June, farmers market moves to Peoples Park, behind Zorbaz
t’s time for fresh veggies. And the Lakes Area Farmers Market is ready to sell them. The market opened this weekend, and will be open throughout the summer on Saturdays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be many of the same vendors — and even more this year — but the big change will be the location. Due to the bike trail potentially being built through City Park, the farmers market is being moved to Peoples Park. “I didn’t want to get them in a situation mid-year and have to move them,” Detroit Lakes Public Works Director Brad Green said. To give vendors time to advertise and let customers know about the move though, the market will be located in the City Park during the month of May, and then at the start of June, they will move to Peoples Park. Located behind Zorbaz, Peoples Park, which also houses the new ice rinks, will offer the convenience of better parking, onsite bathroom facilities and an onsite kitchen for more cooking demonstrations. Vendors will be handing out coupons during May, with a map printed on back, that can be redeemed in June after the move. Also on the back of the coupons is a place for customers to fill out their contact information so the farmers market can build an e-mail list to send out notices about the market and products available. 24 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
Not only are there changes at the market, there have been changes on the board as well. Lynette Price has been named president of the farmers market board. While she doesn’t sell products at the market, she still wanted to be involved for health and economical reasons. “I believe strongly that we need to offer fresh, homegrown produce,” she said. And, it’s an opportunity to bring more people to the Detroit Lakes community, she added. “We want to have community members on our board,” member Dallas Flynn said. It doesn’t mean they have to sell items at the market, but instead be involved in the community. To kick off the season, Flynn said there will be “beautiful bedding plants,” canned goods, spinach and lettuce, radishes, shiitake mushrooms and more for sale. “Peoples Park is an awesome opportunity to build on and bring in new vendors,” Price said, adding that anyone with produce, flowers or other products should think about joining and selling their products. Membership has grown from about 30 to 40 members, and the market has a policy of no more than 10 percent of the market may be crafts. Produce has to be raised locally, and all other products must be made by the person selling them. “We have a good board, good officers, and we’re looking for a super season,” Flynn said. — Pippi Mayfield
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Tamarac Wildlife Refuge
This month, learn all about butterflies and their fascinating history
arly summer is a wonderful time to quietly observe the young of spring. Look for deer fawns hiding behind their mothers, bear cubs exploring their new world and eaglets demanding to be fed. Experience the vibrant colors and fragrances of early summer woodland wildflowers including the showy pink lady slipper. Listen for songbirds as they settle in for the summer season.
Here at Tamarac, wildlife is left undisturbed as they care for their young. Portions of the refuge are closed to the public during this crucial time, but many viewing opportunities still exist. The most optimum times for viewing wildlife occur around sunrise and sunset. But sometimes even an afternoon visit can be rewarding to the quiet, watchful observer. To increase your chances of seeing wildlife, take a drive on the Blackbird Auto Tour Route. This five-mile drive follows the edges of lakes, marshes and meadows. If you feel inclined to exercise, hike the two-mile long Old Indian Hiking Trail and experience the beauty of the maple basswood forest.
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A fishing map and regulations can be obtained at the refuge information kiosks or the visitor center.
If you’ve got questions, our enthusiastic staff has answers! We are eager to help you make the most of your visit. Check out our interactive exhibits and learn about the diverse habitats, which support Tamarac’s many species of wildlife. Learn about the historical use of the refuge including that of the Ojibwe Indians and the European settlers. Be sure to view our large screen presentation entitled: “Tamarac: Its Life and Legends.” Before you leave, browse in the Tamarac Bookshop. Proceeds from sales support educational programs at the refuge. The visitor center is located 9 miles north of Hwy 34. Visitor center hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Take a journey into Tamarac’s past. Before the refuge was established, this landscape was extensively settled. Who were these folks? Where did they live and how did they survive in this wilderness? Learn about their significance to the refuge and more! Meet at the visitor center. • Sunday, June 19, The Secret Lives of Butterflies and Dragonflies, 2 p.m. Join local favorite, John Weber for an intriguing look into the secret world of dragonflies and butterflies. Enjoy beautiful photography along with a short walk to observe these creatures in the wild. Learn about their fascinating lifestyles and their significance in the balance of nature. • Saturday, June 25, Nature Photography Workshop 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Discover the fun and adventure of photographing wildlife, plant life and the ever-changing scenes of nature at Tamarac. First, a presentation will reveal some secrets as well as cover the basic principles of taking good photos. Then we’ll head out into the field to take pictures. Bring your own camera and sack lunch. Meet at the visitor center. Workshop is geared toward beginner and intermediate levels. • Sunday, June 26, movie, 2 p.m., Silence of the Bees Honeybees have been disappearing and it is affecting our dinner table and that of wildlife. Join researchers as they follow the trail of clues from the U.S. to Southern France, to Australia and China as they discover why honeybees are dying in record numbers. • Sunday, July 3, movie, 2 p.m., Forever Wild To experience wilderness is to know one of this country’s greatest treasures. Forever Wild captures the glory of undeveloped, wild places through stunning images and the passionate tales of America’s modern wilderness heroes — volunteers from around the country.
Butterflies: Flowers in Flight
Photo by Pam Lehmann ranger for a night of frogging. Identify frogs by their calls while learning about their natural history and significance to the ecosystem. Meet at the visitor center. Bring a flashlight and boots or shoes that can get wet. We’ll tromp through a marsh and get a close up look at some of these cool green critters. • Sunday, June 5, movie, 2 p.m. — Frogs, the Thin Green Line Frogs have been on this planet for 250 million years. Today they are at the center of one of the greatest mass extinctions since the dinosaurs. Learn about this environmental crisis unfolding in our own backyard. 60 min. • Saturday, June 11, Discovering Tamarac History Tour, 10 a.m. 26 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
For most of us, butterflies invoke visions of color, the warmth of summer breezes, and the promise of a new beginning. Throughout history, butterflies have held a place in folklore and tradition. In Germany, butterflies were said to be witches out to steal “schmetten’ or cream, thus the name butterfly. The Aztecs believed that butterflies were the spirits of the “happy dead” who visited their relatives to assure them that all was well. These ‘spirits’ flew around the house and near bouquets of flowers which were left for them. It was considered ill-mannered for a human to smell the flowers from the top, for the top was reserved for these spirits. The Blackfeet Indians of the west believed that dreams were brought to them in their sleep by butterflies. It was the custom for a Blackfoot woman to embroider the sign of a butterfly on a small piece of buckskin and place it in her baby’s hair hoping it would fall asleep. In Ojibwe folklore, for a wish to come true, one must first capture a butterfly and whisper his or her wish to it. Since the butterfly cannot make a sound, it could only reveal the wish to the Great Spirit. Once the butterfly is set free, the wish will be granted. Butterflies have a fascinating natural history as DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
well. Butterflies are classified as insects. They have three body parts including the head, thorax and abdomen. Unlike spiders, they have six legs instead of eight. Perhaps a butterfly’s most noticeable feature is its wings. These wings are covered with thousands of colorful scales which overlap like shingles on a roof. All insects go through metamorphosis. Butterflies go through “complete” metamorphosis. Butterflies begin life as an egg. After five days pass, the egg hatches into a tiny larva or caterpillar. These caterpillars feed heavily on foliage and grow rapidly; shedding their exoskeletons many times. After the caterpillar goes through its final molt, it enters its third stage as a pupa or chrysalis. This is also called a cocoon. It then takes an additional two weeks for the chrysalis to emerge as a butterfly. Butterflies are diurnal meaning they feed during the day while moths are more active at night. Both adult moths and butterflies feed on the nectar of flowers. Here in Minnesota, there are more than 140 different species of butterflies. These butterflies represent 6 common families: the swallowtails, the milkweed butterfly family (monarchs), the gossamer wing family, the admirals, the skippers and the white and sulphur family. Monarchs are perhaps the most familiar butterfly. Much research has been conducted on monarchs because of their unique migration. They fly south to avoid the winter weather and must return north for their specific larval food source- the common milkweed plant. Monarchs east of the Rocky Mountains fly down to the forests of Mexico near Mexico City. Monarchs west of the Rockies, winter in small groves of trees along the southern California coast. Some monarchs will travel up to 3,000 miles. In
Minnesota, monarchs that emerge in late summer will not mate or lay eggs. Instead they will prepare for a long and strenuous flight only to return in spring to lay their eggs. In preparation for these journeys, monarchs will load up on nectar before and during their travels. Fat is stored in the abdomen and must sustain them over the winter. The life span of an adult monarch varies, depending on the season in which it emerged. Those that emerge in early summer have the shortest life spans; living from two to five weeks. Those that emerge in late summer and migrate south may live up to eight months. Today many people are helping out butterflies by providing habitat in the form of butterfly gardens. Butterflies prefer flowers such as asters, coreopsis, bee balm and yarrow. These will provide adults with a good source of nectar. You may also want to include host plants for caterpillars. Depending on butterfly species, these may include milkweed, willow, flowering kale, or hackberry. Placing large flat rocks in a sunny spot will provide a warm spot for butterflies to perch and spread their wings. Butterflies will also appreciate mud puddles to drink from. Finally, placing a pile of hollow logs and sticks will provide a place for butterfly eggs, larvae, pupae to develop. Whether it be through folklore and natural history, butterflies are beautiful to the eye and lifting to the soul. To learn more about butterflies, attend John Weber’s presentation, The Secret World of Butterflies and Dragonflies on Sunday, June 19, and check out Tamarac’s Butterfly Checklist.
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235 E. Frazee Ave. 218-342-2605 Drive-In • Laundrymat • Live Bait 16 Vergas 66 Gas 121 W. Linden St. 218-342-3663 Pizza • Propane • Bait 17 Skål - Bar & Grill 219 E. Frazee Ave. 218-234-7601 A Toast of Friendship & Goodwill www.skalbarandgrill.com
15 Eagles Best
123 W. Mill St. 218-342-3918 Mulch • Plants • Trees • Shrubs • Sod www.crossroadslandscapecenter.com
8 Crossroads Landscaping Center
Directions: From Vergas 66 - Co. Hwy 4 go 1.4 mi. to Co. Rd. 130, turn right, continue 1.6 mi. to 470th St., 3.7 miles to 27015.
27015 470th St. 218-863-1997 Butch & Gail Pavladey Call ahead for hours
Directions: From Vergas 66, take Cty. Rd. 4 3.2 mi., turn left onto Co. Rd. 41, approx 5 miles, on the right.
29961 415th St. 218-758-2619 Outdoor Seating • Full Service Bar & Grill • Prime Rib Saturday • Homemade Pizza • Retail Homegrown Canned Goods
21 The Pickle Factory
Spirit Lakes 44854 Fredholm Rd 218-342-2318 • 800-342-2318 A lakeside luxury bed & breakfast Pampering • Privacy • Whirlpools • Fireplace www.loghousebb.com
23 Log House & Homestead on
606 E. Frazee Ave. 342-2141 Overlooking Long Lake www.homesteadinnmn.com
22 Homestead Inn Bed & Breakfast
a place to Stay in Vergas
101 1st Ave. N. 218-342-2441 Gas • Snacks • Pet Food • Fertilizer
14 Vergas Country Store
140 E. Main St. 218-342-2755 Hair Cuts • Perms •Manicures
13 American Beauty Salon
Directions: From Vergas 66, go 2.5 mi. on Co. Hwy. 4, turn right on 460th St., go 1.5 mi., turn right on 295th Ave., go 1/2 mi. We are on the left.
46361 295th Ave. 218-342-2681 Sign Art & Fine Crafts Open 11am-5pm Daily
12 Forest Edge Gallery
159 E. Elm Street 218-342-3301 Ladies Fashions & Accessories
11 Elm Street Botique
“We are small enough to know you, but big enough to serve you!”
34785 Co. Hwy. 4 218-334-3555 On the shores of beautiful Rose Lake www.spankysstonehearth.com 19 Billy’s Corner Bar & Grill 158 E. Main St. 218-342-2451 www.billysbarandgrill.net 20 The Loons Nest 110 E. Main St. 218-342-3093 Stop in for Pie & Coffee
18 Spanky’s Stone Hearth
110 S. Railway Ave. (Across from Ace Hardware) 218-342-3885 Seasonal Phone# 218-342-3888 Jewelry • Apparel & More www.cheryllynn.com
10 Cheryl Lynn’s
111 E. Main St. 9 Studio 146 218-342-2091 146 E. Main St. We’re not just here to sell you spirits, we’re 218-342-3801 here to help you celebrate. Hair Salon • Aqua Massage Tanning • Manicures & Pedicures Lost Highway Pottery
6 Vergas Liquor Store
137 E. Main St. 218-342-2421 Bird Feeders • Garden Supplies
5 Vergas Ace Hardware
placeS to eat in Vergas
48893 Co. Hwy 17 218-342-5323 “A Natural Sanctuary” beautifulleafgardens.com
4 Beautiful Leaf Gardens
117 E. Main St. 218-342-2270 Gifts • Shoes • Floral Clothing • Home Decor ~ We’re Worth the Climb ~
3 Attic Shoppe
130 E. Main St. 218-342-4665 Cabin Decor • Art • Jewelry • Gifts
124 Main St. 218-342-2700 Eclectic Gifts & Home Decor
1 Quiet Cricket
Shopping in Vergas
DL Community, Cultural Center Backyard is moving along; F-M Symphony Orchestra performing
hether you’re a guest to the area, hosting family or friends or just looking for a fun way to spend a summer day, the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center is the perfect place to be this summer!
Historic Holmes Theatre
Join us for a concert perfectly suited for an early summer’s evening as the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra kicks off the summer season with “Four Seasons at the Lakes,” Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The Park Rapids Community Concert Band will kick off the outdoor concert series, Tuesday, June 14. Then each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. through Aug. 30, there will be free concerts featuring some of the best area talent in the bandshell in the City Park. From 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity is holding a picnic dinner, so there’s no need to pack a picnic basket. The 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Park will be presenting “All’s Well That Ends Well” (Shakespeare’s Fairytale for Grown-Ups) June 24-26 and July 1-3 in the DL City Park Bandshell. Sit back & reminisce with The Brothers Four as their rich voices blend seamlessly, presenting an unforgettable time of pure, acoustic music & entertainment, Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m., join “The Shadows,” for tributes to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Bobby Vee & Roy Orbison. Join us in the Ballroom after the concert for a dance. 30 | SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011
Keep the fun going with Cassie & The Bobs as they present “Imagine That- The Music & Magic of Patsy Cline.” They’ll take you on a musical journey back in time, Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. (*note date change from Summer Program Guide). Area students are invited to participate in the weeklong Missoula Children Theatre’s workshops June 2024. This year’s show is “Pinocchio.” The kids will take the stage Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. We’ve also added additional workshops this year so kids can add to their overall theatre experience that week. Students are also invited to join in Youth Theatre Camp, Monday- Friday, August 22-26, as they present “Willy Wonka.” This intensive camp teaches ages 6-12 all they need to know (& make!) about the artistry and craft of producing a theatrical show. The camps don’t stop there- we’ve got additional opportunities to let the creativity flow! From making Mosaic Tables and Creative Collages to a 3-day Glass Camp with The Glass Lady, kids will really get their creative juices flowing. Complete info in our Summer Program Guide Stay tuned for announcements mid-summer about the Holmes Theatre’s 2011-12 season as we bring the world to Detroit Lakes. Watch www.dlccc.org for new shows and events.
If it’s fitness and recreation you’re looking for, the DLCCC’s state-of-the art fitness and aquatic center is DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
the place. With hundreds of pieces of weight equipment, cardio machines, an eight-lane pool, a three-lane running track, two basketball courts, two racquetball courts & a 140 foot waterslide, our state-of-the art fitness and aquatic center has become “the center” for fitness and fun. And with the addition of “The Backyard” to open in July, there will be even more for the whole family to enjoy! Day passes, annual and month-to-month memberships are available. Also, check out our group exercise classes. New participants welcome! Download a class schedule at www.dlccc.org. Summer programs for youth and adults are open to both members and non-members. • Swim Lessons Summer Afternoon Session I: June 6-16 Session II: June 20-30 Session III: July 11-July 21 Monday-Thursday Summer Morning (at the High School) Session I: June 6-16 Session II: June 20-30 Summer Evening June 7-30, Tuesdays and Thursdays Levels, times and prices vary. Please see Swim Grid in our Summer Program Guide for times & levels available for all swim lessons. There is a $10 additional charge for registrations received less than 4 days prior to lesson start date Lessons available at the DLCCC and the DL High School. Private & semi-private lessons also available that fit your schedule & help you reach your specific goals.
Summer Dive Camp Join high school diving coach Bobbi Jo Koons. Session I: 6th-12th grade, June 6-30, MondayThursday, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (Thurs. classes end at 5:30 PM) Session II: 3rd-5th grade, July 18-28, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (Thurs. classes end at 5:30 PM) DLCCC Summer Day Camp. For youth entering grades K-5, Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 26September 2 (excluding holidays). From crafts & sports to swimming and gym time, the DLCCC Summer Day Camp will keep kids busy all summer long! T-ball (Ages 5 and 6). Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., June 1-July 20 Snappy Baseball Fields. Minor League (ages 7-8; boys and girls) Mondays, June 6-July 25, practice at 6 p.m., games at 7 p.m., fields vary. Major League (ages 9-10). Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 31-July 21, games at 7 p.m., fields vary. Little League (ages 11-12) Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 24-July 21, games at 7 p.m., Snappy Baseball Fields. Girls Softball (3rd/4th and 5th/6th). Wednesdays, June 1-July 20, practice at 6 p.m., games at 7 p.m., DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
Snappy Softball Fields. Youth Tennis Monday-Thursdays Session I: June 20-23 Session II: June 27-30 Session III: July 5-7 Ages and times vary, Rec. Tennis Courts. Free Phil Hansen Football Kids Kamp — Wednesday, July 27, Ages: 5-9, 4-6 p.m., Ages: 10-13, 6-8 p.m. Kids can also go to “The Rec,” where a kid can be a kid. From June 6th- August 12th, there will be summer Rec activities at the City Park. Youth are allowed to come and go as they please. There will also be free Rec special events and crafts on Tuesdays & Thursdays!
Adult programs Free Summer Zumba Kick-Off Party
Ditch the workout & join the party on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 am in the DL Pavilion. Win prizes, dance the morning away & burn calories while doing it! 2nd Annual Bleacher’s Golf Scramble to benefit DLCCC youth program scholarships and member scholarships. Friday, June 17, noon registration and lunch; 1 p.m. shot gun start, Lakeview Golf Course Detroit Lakes Mid-Summer Bike Tour & Kids’ Ride — See the beauty of the lakes area as you choose a 13-, 26- or 43-mile ride on Saturday, July 9. Part of the 76th Annual Jaycees Water Carnival. 16th Annual Dick Beardsley Marathon It’s still a full summer away, but Dick is back and joining him is guest legend Bill Squires. Run with the legends, Saturday, Sept. 10. Run starts at 8:30 a.m. SUMMER SCENE | JUNE 2011 | 31
Eat down the street! Dining in Detroit Lakes When you’re on vacation often the best part is going out to eat and trying the local restaurants. Well, we’ve made it easy for you with the following Restaurant Guide. You’ll find a great mix of casual and fine dining, along with some outdoor options as well.
Here’s a list of the best Detroit Lakes has to offer:
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• BLEA C • CENE HERS Hot s X A&W tuff piz • THE FIRES za IDE • Holi da y Inn • HOTE L SHO REH • LA • MAIN KESIDE TA AM VER STREE T Res N t • The Sandbaraurant • Spank y’s St one H SkÅl earth Bar & grill
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Creating Fabulous Food & Memories Nightly “The Lakes Area Dining Destination” Charcoal Grilled Steaks, World Renowned BBQ Ribs & Fresh Seafood. 34785 Co. Hwy. 4 • Frazee, MN • On Beautiful Rose Lake website: spankysstonehearth.com Contact us at: 218-334-3555 or 218-342-3479 Follow us email: email@example.com
Skål: A Scandinavian toast of
friendship and goodwill offered when drinking or sitting down to eat at a formal event. Specialty Burgers & Signature Sandwiches With An Extensive Craft Beer Selection & Full Bar. 218.342.Skal (7525)
www.skalbarandgrill.com OPEN 11AM - Close Daily
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"A Great Place to Eat" The Sandbar e
Never learvy! Monday Night here hung Buck Burger Night Wednesday Night
Come Check Us Out!
1 Off Bottle Beers 1 Off MIxed Drinks 50¢ Wings
Top Sirloin Steak Fry
$ 95 Also on the Menu: • Fish Dinners • Fresh Salads • Chicken Dinners
with the area’s Biggest Dance Floor!
Randolph Road • Detroit Lakes • 846-1779
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• Quality Cenex Fuels • Propane • Hunting & Fishing License • Drive Thru • Expanded Seating tWin valleY
C-Store & Auto Shop
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“Voted Best Burgers in the Lakes Area”
Lake Access to Deadshot Bay
218-844-6820 25807 Cty Hwy 22 • Detroit Lakes
Hwy 10 • Audubon, MN We Accept Reservations 218-439-3868
Tender pork back ribs cov ered in barbeque sauce.
Walleye pan fried or broiled a blend of our own mix of served with seasonings.
All entrées include: Salad, Choice of Dressing, (Baked, Garlic Toast, Choice of Potato
Tender Ribeye steak grilled to perfection. A steak lover’s steak.
Hashbrowns, French Fries or Au Gra
Steak ~ Ribs Salmon ~ Shrimp
...”the walleye at the Zephyr in Audubon. We remember our meals of ten in exquisite detail.”
Prime Rib of Beef or Black ened Prime Rib Philly Cheese Steak Shaved Prime
Rib with sau and green pepper, smothe téed onions red Cheese served on Hoagiewith Swiss bun.
Lee Svitak Dean, Star Tribune Taste Editor
Dine in or Take ouT
Only 6 Miles West of Detroit Lakes
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Holiday Inn on the Lake 1155 Hwy. 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 | 218-847-2121 | 1-877-251-9348 | www.holidayinndl.com
DL’s Only Full Service Hotel! • 2 Restaurant & Entertainment Venues • Marina & Rentals • Banquet & Meeting Facilities • Weddings on Site • Family Pool Area • 700’ of Sandy Beach on Big Detroit Lake
Your 4 Season Destination
Nightly Specials — HAPPY HOUR — 3-7Pm / 7 dAYs A week
Stay in the loop with what’s happening at ! s d n e i r F od o G ! d o o F Good ! n u F d o o G
Enjoy your favorite foods & beverages, while overlooking Little Detroit Lake.
Open 7 Days a Week Join Lakeside Tavern’s Facebook Fan Club
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Register for a Lakeside Tavern V.I.P. Card and you’ll receive news about specials, promotions and events at Lakeside Tavern, via email.
200 West Drive • Detroit Lakes
218.847.1891 DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
Stop in for Some GooD Home StYLe CooKin’ at afforDaBLe priCeS
Daily Breakfast i Specials Mon-Fr 7-11am Includes Coffee!
Best Br eakfast in town !
full Breakfast and Lunch menu Monday-Friday 7-11am $
Daily Breakfast Special ��� Includes Coffee
— MONDAY — 2 French Toast & Polish Sausage & Coffee — TUESDAY — 1 Egg Hashbrowns, Toast & Coffee
lette anydesome Inclu ns Hash Brow & Toast!
1am Mon-Fri 7-1
— WEDNESDAY — 2 Egg, Ham & Cheese Omelette, Toast & Coffee — THURSDAY — 1 French Toast, 1 Egg, 2 Links, Coffee — FRIDAY — 1 Pancake, 2 Sausage Patties, Coffee
Monday-Friday 2pm-4pm $
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Monday - Friday Lunch Specials �� Starting at $ $
Sunday Dinner Special ���� Includes Coffee & Dessert 11am-1:45pm
Senior Special Available Monday - Friday Homemade Soups
Main Street Restaurant 900 Washington Ave. • Detroit Lakes, MN • 847-3344
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☞ SORRy, we’Re OPen!
Beginning June 10th we will be open for lunch at 11am. ~New This Year ~ Friday, Saturday, Sunday Pizza will be available for lunch!
• Pasta • Steak • Seafood • Fish • Ribs • Full Bar
PIZZA SHOP IS OPen!
Don’t miss this historical landmark for a memorable dining experience.
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Crafting the elegance
of Food &Wine
Experience the Firesideâ€™s new menu! Creative additions include walleye & wild rice cakes, stuffed portobello mushrooms, grilled flatbread pizza, spinach salad, swedish meatballs, shrimp mazatlan, stuffed walleye and much more.
shaken wednesdays Martinis for $ 00
Our larger menu helps us cater to a wider range of tastes and budgets. We invite you to stop in and sample some of the new creations. We look forward to seeing you at Big Detroit Lake...Cheers!
Monday night 15 Wines at $ 00
open 7 Days a week at 5pm
1462 E Shore Drive â€˘ Detroit Lakes 218.847.8192 Follow www.firesidedl.com us on DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS
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Here to help Needing a physician during your vacation wasnâ€™t in the plan. At Sanford Health, you can rest assured. Easy access. Convenient hours. Multiple locations. A sophisticated range of services. Get your health backâ€Śand then get back to your vacation.
To schedule an appointment, please call the Sanford Clinic closest to you. Sanford Clinic Detroit Lakes (218) 846-2000 Sanford Clinic Pelican Rapids (218) 863-6100 Sanford Clinic Perham (218) 347-1200 Sanford Clinic New York Mills (218) 385-1800 Sanford Clinic Ottertail (218) 367-6111 sanfordhealth.org